A British mom who hid more than $2,000 of cocaine in her kids’ chocolate eggs has been spared jail. Vicki Holland, 36 and from Newport, South Wales, was caught out by police when they discovered the illegal narcotics inside Kinder Eggs after they burst into the house she shared with her 42-year-old partner, Russell Cox.
- Cocaine wasn’t all they found in Holland’s home. They also discovered drug paraphernalia. The drugs themselves were individually wrapped in packets that would typically sell for £20 and £30 ($25 – $38), according to Newport Police.
- Both Holland and her partner were clearly selling the stuff. As prosecutor Roger Griffiths told the court, evidence uncovered from both Holland and her partner’s phone proved that they were involved in the sale of the cocaine.
- They admitted everything in court. Both Holland and Cox admitted possession with intent to supply a Class-A drug. However, her lawyer begged for clemency given her clean record and the fact that she has kids. “She accepts she got involved and did so rather stupidly,” said attorney Scott Bowen. “Her biggest dread is what would happen to her four young children if she were sent to prison.” Cox’s lawyer claimed his client had gotten into debt trying to support his own drug habit but had since become employed and kicked his addiction.
- Both received a suspended sentence. Holland was sentenced to 20 months in prison while Cox was sentenced to 30 months. However, both of their sentences were suspended for two years, meaning neither of them will spend a day behind bars. Hopefully they’ve learned their lesson.